3rd Sunday of Easter
Reading I: Acts 3:13-15,17-19 II: 1 John 2:1-5
Luke 24:35-48

35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.
36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."
37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.
38 He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds?
39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have."
40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet.
41 And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, "Do you have anything here to eat?"
42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish,
43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.
44 He said to them, "This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms."
45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.
46 He told them, "This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,
47 and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 You are witnesses of these things.

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One Main Point

Through the reunion with Jesus, the disciples' minds were opened to understand about Him as written in the Scriptures. Since they have witnessed that the Scriptures were fulfilled by Jesus, the disciples were now to preach in Jesus' name about repentance and forgiveness of sins to the entire world, with the power from the Holy Spirit as promised by God through Jesus.

  1. How do I recognize Jesus' presence with 'flesh and bones' in the people around me and in myself ? How ready am I to have my mind opened to understand about Jesus and the Scriptures ?
  2. Being called to the same commission given to His disciples, how do I live as a witness of Jesus, preaching about repentance and forgiveness of sins ?
  3. What did I learn from Jesus in handling doubts and fears in the minds of others when I'm carrying out the tasks of a witness ?

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